Introduction

One RAM slot will accept PC2100 or PC2700 chips up to 1 GB.

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  • Use a coin to rotate the battery locking screw 90 degrees clockwise.

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  • Lift the battery out of the computer.

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Image 1/1: If the keyboard does not come free, use a small flathead screwdriver to turn the keyboard locking screw 180 degrees in either direction and try again.
  • Pull the keyboard release tabs toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free.

  • If the keyboard does not come free, use a small flathead screwdriver to turn the keyboard locking screw 180 degrees in either direction and try again.

  • Flip the keyboard over, away from the screen, and rest it face-down on the trackpad area.

The "keyboard locking screw" is a transparent plastic screw located between F5 and F6 function keys.

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Image 1/1: Push the wire clasp away from the AirPort card and toward the display, then rotate up to free it from the RAM shield.
  • If the computer has an AirPort card installed, follow the next three steps to remove it.

  • Push the wire clasp away from the AirPort card and toward the display, then rotate up to free it from the RAM shield.

To put back the AirPort card with the clasp (wire brace), make sure the card is pushed against by the wire, not clamped over. The latter situation indicates that the card is not seated deeply enough.

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  • Grasp the clear plastic tab on the AirPort card and pull toward the display.

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  • Hold the AirPort card in one hand and use your other hand to remove the antenna cable.

I had a hard time getting the Airport card seated properly when reconstructing. If the wire brace doesn't snap back in easily, then try reseating the card. Don't force it.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS TUTORIAL!

Honestly, this is a lot easier than it looks. The key is take your time and don't force anything. Use tweezers to disconnect cables from logic board. Also, use a mini-head screwdriver like for glasses to pry the case open and go slowly.

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Very well explained. Thank you. I had some donated memory cards and had to try twice before success. I found that I did not have to remove the antenna from the airport express and I did not have to remove the keyboard plug from the processor. Enough room to remove and replace memory card with it in.

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  • Remove the four silver Phillips screws that secure the RAM shield.

very gently magnetizing my small philips screwdriver was a HUGE help when putting all the tiny screws back into place... all said and done, there will be a lot of teeny screws to be taken out and put back. To magnetize the screwdriver, I just rubbed it several times in one direction (similar to sharpening a knife) across a strong refrigerator magnet... you only want it just strong enough to hold a screw, but not so magnetized that it corrupts your new hard drive!

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  • Grasp the metal bracket on top of the RAM shield and pull upward to remove the shield.

When replacing the RAM shield, make sure to pull the antenna cable through the tiny slot in the upper right, or else you'll have to unscrew it all over again.

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Image 1/1: Make sure that you reconnect the keyboard cable before replacing the RAM shield.
  • Pull the keyboard cable up from the logic board, holding the cable as close to the connector as possible.

  • Make sure that you reconnect the keyboard cable before replacing the RAM shield.

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  • Release the tabs on each side of the RAM chip at the same time. These tabs lock the chip in place and releasing them will cause the chip to "pop" up.

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  • Pull the chip directly out from its connectors.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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